Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 25 - 31, 2005

Vol. 6, No. 13 Aaron Piland


Money Talks

Big Business Scrambles to Keep Its Influence in Local Politics

The Next Gay Battle

Civil Rights Groups Think Trench Warfare

In Other News...


No Free Lunch

Shellac Could Not Be More Awesome

Live/DJ Listings

CD Reviews

Surf's Up

Brian Wilson Owes Us Nothing

Up & Coming

It's Who You Know

Steve Albini

Music Catches Up!

But Smog’s Bill Callahan Keeps Chuggin’ On

Once More With Feeling


Rays of Dope

Sunburned Hand of the Man’s Eternal Jams

Movies & TV

This Week on Television

Goofy, Gore-Happy, Lame

An Overpriced Dead & Breakfast

Film Shorts

Geek Out

Quickly! To the Internet!

Wanna Hear a Dirty Joke?

Getting Filthy (and Funny) with The Aristocrats

Point of No Return

Terry Gilliam’s Latest Is a Ghastly Mess

Food and Drink

A Lukewarm Breeze

Arabian Breeze and the ATM Machine

Happy Hours

Visual Art

Theater & Performance


The Fire Issue

A Compendium of Stories and Facts About Anything and Everything that Burns!

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Or, Another Reason Why Booze Is Bad

Ouch—That Really Burned!

Stupid Crap I’ve Done with Hot Stuff

Accidental Arson

“I’ve Been Set on Fire—Twice!”

…And No, I Wasn’t Drunk

Combustion Point!

Or, How Hot Do I Need to Get This Thing So it Will Catch on Fire?

Let's have FUN WITH FIRE!

Movies that Are HOT HOT HOT!

The Portland Mercury Burn-o-meter

Great Moments in Fire's History

Employee Picks

Destination Fun

I, Anonymous

I Anonymous

In Defense of Little Richard

One Day at a Time

Savage Love


I Love Television

I ♥ Television

Scared Straight-ish